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Hildene

Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Cultural
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Cultural
Activities: Skiing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews 140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

While a tad off the beaten path, Hildene is a MUST see when you are in Manchester. It's rich in history and the group who takes care of it has done a superb job. You start and end in the lovely gift show (I know...surprise...surprise) and includes an interesting short movie about Hildene. Then there's a walk uphill (maybe challenging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Was there on a weekday and so it was nearly desolate which made the whole experience incredible. Skiing around the grounds and then stopping to tour the house. It was just perfect.

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Suffern
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Main building beautiful..grounds and gardens are gorgeous Pullman train restored to its early beginnings Great place to visit..very courteous staff

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is the home of Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd. He became a executive for the railroad. The mansion is full of nice period pieces. The grounds are nice, There is a working farm. You can tour two train cars. The first is his nicely furnished private room car. The second is the traditional passenger seating car. All in all,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Spend some time here. A great experience. The mansion and history are fantastic. Who knew that there was a very positive legacy for the Lincoln family at Hildene. The working farm with complete goat dairy including milking, processing and buying the finished product is incredible. Great for the kids. The docents do a wonderful job. Do stop here and enjoy.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

An exquisite site and fascinating look at Abraham Lincoln's descendants, of whom we hear so little. Additionally, the exhibit on pullman cars alone is worth the visit. So worthwhile for both its historical interest and the beauty of the surroundings

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Syracuse
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had come to Manchester to see about venues for a golf outing next summer. Hidden is one of the many attractions in the area. It does require a little walking to see all of the grounds, but it is worthwhile.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As stated by some of the other reviewers, I had no idea that there were no direct living decedent's of Abraham Lincoln. The estate is very beautiful and well kept. The views of the surrounding mountains are amazing. The home is a very nice historical gem.

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Clifton Park, New York
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62 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

That was a new one for me. But that is not all you will learn or see at this wonderful attraction. We visited about 10 years ago, and the place has been transformed from a "house tour." There are over 450 acres - with hiking trails, gardens, and farmed fields. Plans call for home raised vegetables and dairy products to... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My daughter and son-in-law's wedding was held here. So many people that attended the wedding said it was the most wonderful wedding reception they ever went to! Everything turned out perfect. The Hildene is a perfect place for the wedding and it's historic significance makes it even better. The grounds are beautifully maintained. Everyone on the staff is wonderful. The... More 

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